#27: Non-billable Purgatory

I’ve talked before on this podcast about the need to watch your time, and when it’s ok to say “No” to certain opportunities you are presenting with. Today I’m revealing the four main categories of non-billable time that you’ll want to plan for in advance, and how you can successfully manage each of them.

Things you will learn in this episode:

  • Be aware of how you plan and manage your non-billable time
  • The role business development plays in your career
  • Whether or not you should be doing pro bono work
  • How being involved in your community will help build your business
  • The one question you should always ask yourself before taking on any task
  • How to determine how much time you actually have to give
  • How to say “No” – and the unintended consequences of doing this

I also created a worksheet to help you start planning. Be sure to download your free copy by clicking the button below and work through the questions after you listen to the episode.


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Professional Bio

Heather Joy Hubbard is an attorney, speaker, author, and strategic coach. Through her personal and professional development company, she helps attorneys reduce stress, manage priorities, and build a book of business. Prior to her work helping professionals find more balance and success, Heather was a partner and practice group leader at an AmLaw 200 firm. She has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Copyright, Trademark, Intellectual Property Litigation and Patent Litigation, Mid-South SuperLawyers, Benchmark Litigation and Managing IP Stars. She was also named one of Nashville's Top 40 under 40 by the Nashville Business Journal. Heather graduated  summa cum laude   from the University of Louisville and received her  juris doctorate  from Vanderbilt University Law School.

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